Victorian mummy - "Incredibly, they would often keep the body of an infant and, once it was mummified, they would dress the baby's body and keep it as a memento. It was the equivalent of the modern day taxidermy of a treasured pet."

Victorian mummy - "Incredibly, they would often keep the body of an infant and, once it was mummified, they would dress the baby's body and keep it as a memento. It was the equivalent of the modern day taxidermy of a treasured pet."

The right hand of Saint Ginés de la Jara by Luisa Roldan circa 1692

The right hand of Saint Ginés de la Jara by Luisa Roldan circa 1692

1707-1800 Mannequin; Head & Torso, Wood, Polychrome-Painted, Glass Eyes, Wig, Stomacher, 12 inch.

1707-1800 Mannequin; Head & Torso, Wood, Polychrome-Painted, Glass Eyes, Wig, Stomacher, 12 inch.

In the late 18th century the exciting new ‘science’ phrenology explained that the shape of the skull could identify a person’s moral and intellectual qualities.

In the late 18th century the exciting new ‘science’ phrenology explained that the shape of the skull could identify a person’s moral and intellectual qualities.

Joseph Towne wax model, created for 1851 Great Exhibition Gordon Museum, King's College London

Joseph Towne wax model, created for 1851 Great Exhibition Gordon Museum, King's College London

A Rare and Unusual pair of Preserved Siamese Pigs (1800 to 1900 England)

A Rare and Unusual pair of Preserved Siamese Pigs (1800 to 1900 England)

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